Dear Parishioners, Letter from Our Pastor

The Good News
Letter from Our Pastor
Dear Parishioners,
J AN UARY —
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A publication of
St. Mary’s Catholic
Church of the
Assumption
The Christmas season is almost upon us and New Year’s day will be here
before we know. This Christmas season my prayer for you comes from
a speech from Gregory of Nazianzus. I pray that the spirit of Christmas
does not come and go on the 25 th, but stays with us everyday this coming year. I pray that our bodies be living crèches; that everyday we become like the animals that came before Christ in the manger and give
praise to our creator. May we be like Mary whose ‘yes’ and belief in
God allowed Jesus to grow within her belly; that we can continue in accepting him in the Eucharist and in the belief that it truly is the body and
blood of Jesus.
Rev. Paul Hudson;
Pastor
Rectory 254-826-3705
301 S. Harrison
P.O. Box 276
West, Texas 76691
AT A GLANCE
May our arms be like Joseph’s when they cradled, lifted, hugged, and
served Jesus; that we use our arms to embrace Jesus in all our brothers
and sisters while serving Christ; that our voices be like the angels, singing glory to God and lifting up those in need; that our eyes and ears be
like those of the shepherds and Magi, who heard the angels and saw the
star and sought out the Son of God. May our hearts be like the manger
that held the baby Jesus, who became so little to turn our poverty into
true wealth and joy.
May almighty God bless each and every one of you and keep both, you
and your families, safe throughout this coming year and may he grant
you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Sincerely,
Father Paul
May almighty God bless each and every one of you...
Blessings from Fr. Paul
Inside this issue:
Parent Teacher Club
2
St. Anne’s Altar Society
3
Men’s Fellowship
3
C.D.A News
4
C.C.E News
5
SMS News
6
SMS Love Run
6
KJZT News
7
KJZT Juniors
7
Knights of Columbus
7
St. Vincent dePaul
8
DCCW News
8
Scouting News
9
Parents Teachers Club
By Rita Watson
St. Mary's PTC has been very busy the last
few months. Our Fall Butterbraid & Turkey
Fundraiser raised $5,954.20. The top sellers
in each class are as follows: Pre-K—William
Banik, Kindergarten—Joel Lucas, 1st—
Helayna Martinez, 2nd—Beau Smotherman, 3rd—Michael Yanez, 4th—Kayla Carpenter, 5th—Marisa Lander-Kapavik, 6th—
Ryson Maddox, 7th—Ember Berger, 8th—
Travis Pavlas. The overall top seller was
Beau Smotherman.
We set up a Facebook page to help with the
delivery of information about upcoming
events. Search it by typing in
Donated
“St. Mary’s School PTC”
by
We bought 2 new angel Christmas trees. Please don't forget to
pick up your angels in January. They will be in the back of
church.
We purchased a new water meter for the play ground. Joe Kubitza & James Watson installed
a new faucet. We will be planting trees very soon. If you
would like to make a donation
for the purchase of the trees,
please contact a PTC officer.
Daycare
Pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Our 9th Annual Santa's Workshop was a
success! We raised $2,375 from our basket
raffle. (Please see the list of winners below.)
Upcoming Events :
Jan. 14th — PTC meeting 6 pm in teachers’
lounge
Feb. 11th — PTC meeting 6 pm in teachers’
lounge
Mar. 18th — PTC meeting 6 pm in teachers’
lounge
2014 GIFT
BASKETS
Grilling
Groceries
Aggie Tailgate
Deck The Halls
Keurig Basket
Visa Gift Card
Blessings
Basket of Goodies
Sports/Outdoor
Movie Night
Sweets & Candy
WINNER
Cristy Hykel
Ernie Kolar
Kevin Goats
Heidi Harrington
Ernest Grmela
Maggie Kolar
Marty Smith
Brayden Sanchez
Angela Kennedy
Rachel Hoffman
Ericka Sammon
Our PTC Officers for the current school year are:
President-Linda Maddox
Vice President-Michelle Ivy
Secretary-Rita Watson
Treasurer- Lindsey Vanek
Reporters- Melissa Kubitza & Jana Marak
Fundraiser Coordinator-Dana Smotherman
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Contact any PTC Officer to make a donation towards the purchase of trees
January—March Issue 2015
St. Anne’s Altar Society
Happy New Year to all of you! The month of
December was certainly a busy one for St.
Anne's! Our altar was decorated so beautifully thanks to all of you who made donations
for poinsettias and for the ladies who helped
to decorate for Christmas. Our parish is so
blessed to have the many individuals who
help decorate, clean, and take care of any
needs for the altar.
St. Anne's is also happy to take care of decorating the church for weddings. We are reserving dates on our calendar for
2015. Please contact Evelyn Petter at 8265675 if your have any questions or would like
to reserve a date.
by Evelyn Petter
We will soon begin preparing for the Lenten season. St. Anne's will again be decorating the altar
with lilies for Easter. Please watch the bulletin
for details if you would like to remember or honor a loved one by donating $5.00 for each name
submitted for Easter lilies.
The next St. Anne's meeting will be held in January. Information will be in the bulletin for the
exact date and time. Parishioners may join St.
Anne's by paying dues of $10.00 per year. We
only have meetings three times a year, but even if
you can't attend a meeting, your membership
helps us so much in taking care of the altar.
Join today!!
Men’s Fellowship Group
by Jim Maguire & Jim Lockhart
Our men’s Friday morning group is currently alternating between two programs:
“What Catholics Really Believe” and “How to be a Catholic Man in the World Today.”
These programs help us understand and fulfill our roles in our families, church, work place,
and community. The men continually express how much they enjoy the Friday morning fellowship and the sharing of experiences, while learning how our Lord wants us to live. All men
are welcome to join us.
The Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men will sponsor the third annual men’s conference on February 21, 2015 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Round Rock. The keynote
speakers will be Jesse Romero and Charlie Aeschliman. Watch the Sunday bulletin for more
information or go to www.CatholicArmorofGod.com for complete details. A charter bus will
be provided from St. Joseph’s Hall. Seat reservations are made through the rectory.
The Good News
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Catholic Daughters News
Welcome 2015!! CDA wishes all of
you a Happy New Year! With the
help of our members, the CCE students, and some generous contributions, CDA was able to provide Christmas gifts to
the former West Rest Haven residents currently located in nursing homes throughout the area. Over
100 packages were distributed and the presents and
visits brought smiles and hugs to so many people.
We thank all of you for making this worthwhile project such a success. We also provided gifts and food
to some families in our community which made their
Christmas a little brighter.
CDA provided goodie bags which were distributed by
Santa Claus at the Katy Depot in December. We assembled 250 goodie bags and had a wonderful time
bringing a little extra joy to the children in our area.
Area high school students are busy submitting scholarship applications to various organizations. CDA
provides local and state scholarships to relatives of
living CDA members in good standing. At least two
local scholarships will be given this year by CDA. If
you have any questions about how to apply, please
contact Julie Jensen at [email protected]
CDA membership fees are due in February 2015. Annual dues in the amount of $25 may be placed in the
collection basket or dropped off at the rectory. If you
C.D.A. Membership Drive
by Regent Evelyn Petter
prefer, send your dues to Cyndi Lair at 299 County
Road 1710, Clifton, TX 76634. We encourage all women in our parish to join and be a part of the many charitable works performed by CDA. More detailed information can be found below in the membership article.
New CDA shirts will be available for purchase. A short
sleeve purple polo shirt with the CDA logo can be purchased for $22.00 for sizes S-XL, $24.00 for XXL, $25.00
for XXXL, and $26.00 for XXXXL.
The CDA Taco Soup Fundraiser is scheduled for February 17, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the KC
Hall. The menu will consist of taco soup, a variety of
salads, cornbread, and delicious desserts. There will
also be a buchta bake sale, silent auction, and
raffle. Please see any CDA member to purchase raffle
tickets and contact Cyndi Lair or Julie Jensen to purchase meal tickets. Kathy Podsednik is chairing the
silent auction and may be contacted for items for the
auction.
The CDA Convention is coming up April 9-12, 2015, at
the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Watch for more information in the church bulletin.
Again, we wish you a Happy and Blessed New Year full
of much love, joy and blessings!
by Vice Regent Kathy Podsednik
Catholic Daughters Court Sacred Heart would like to invite you to join our organization. CDA's Circle of
Love program supports church and community projects, charities, benefits, and fundraisers, including national charities. In addition, we support of St. Mary's School projects, assist with weekly rosary, provide honor
guard for deceased members, provide clergy appreciation, mass intentions and support of priests, deacons, and
seminarians. CDA provides desserts and serving at the church picnic and events within our community including the annual Thanksgiving meal. We provide the goodie bags of the annual Santa visit, donations to
our local church fall festivals, Knights of Columbus, West Ministerial Alliance, CCE, explosion disbursements, nursing home residents’ Christmas Project. We contribute to the West youth through Junior Catholic
Daughters’ projects, Prom-Fest, Parker's Park Project, Teen ACTS, local scholarships, and more.
We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hall, with a break during the summer
months. You are welcome to join anytime throughout the year with membership fees of $25 due annually in
February. Dues can be mailed to Cyndi Lair, 299 County Road 1710, Clifton, TX 76634 or contact her at
254-537-2250, or Kathy Podsednik at 254-744-0770. Please join us at an upcoming meeting and help us
spread God's love to others. "Whatever you do for the least of my brethren, you do for me." Matthew 25:40.
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January—March Issue 2015
C.C.E. News
The CCE year continues to be a very busy one.
The CCE students celebrated the Christmas season by collecting articles again this year for the
West Rest Haven and Assisted Living Residents
who were placed in Nursing Homes in communities around the West area. These articles
were sorted and divided by the Catholic Daughters who then delivered the gifts. It was very
heart-warming to see how generous these students were during the season of Christ’s birth.
Along with having a lesson each Wednesday,
the CCE classes take turns preparing for
Wednesday night Mass. They participate in
Mass by being lectors, altar servers and gift
bearers. The CCE and St. Mary’s 3rd grade and
RCIC classes are preparing for two of their Sacraments this year - their First Reconciliation and
First Holy Communion. We will have a parents’
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 PM. At
least one of the parents of the St. Mary’s & CCE
3rd graders and RCIC students should attend
this mandatory meeting. We will be discussing
First Reconciliation which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9:00 AM in our Church. We will
also be discussing First Holy Communion which
will be on Saturday, May 23.
The 10th grade CCE class has been busy preparing for Confirmation. They will be writing a report of the saint they have chosen for Confirmation. The Saint Report is due Sunday, Jan.
11. The 10th grade will be attending a Day Retreat on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the old KC Hall.
They will also be writing letters to Father Paul
explaining why they desire to be Confirmed and
what it means to each of them. Father Paul will
respond to each of the students’ letters. These
letters are due by Sunday, Jan. 25th.
We have our own email address
[email protected] so you can communicate
with us. We also have a Facebook account
WestCCE for all the parents and grandparents
to keep up with their children’s CCE activities.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and
blessings. May God be with each and every
one of you!
The Good News
by Charlene Cook
Calendar of Events
Sun. Jan. 4 – 9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM
Sun. Jan. 4 – TEEN Mass at 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Jan. 7 – K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM
Sun. Jan. 11— 9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Jan. 14— K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30PM
Sun. Jan. 18—9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Jan. 21— K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30PM and 9th
grade Mass
Sat. Jan. 24–10th grade Confirmation Day Retreat at old KC
Hall
Sun. Jan. 25—9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Jan. 28—K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM
Wed. Jan. 28— 3rd grade & RCIC Parent meeting at 7:30 PM
regarding First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
Sat. Jan. 31— First Reconciliation at 9:00 AM in Church
Sun. Feb. 1—9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM
Sun. Feb. 1– TEEN Mass at 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Feb. 4—K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM and 8th
grade Mass
Sun. Feb. 8— 9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Feb. 11—K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM and 7th
grade Mass
Sun. Feb. 15— 9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Feb. 18—K-10/RCIC ASH WEDNESDAY MASS at 6:00
PM; meet in classrooms at 5:45 PM and 10th grade meet
in back of church
Sun. Feb. 22—9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Feb. 25—K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM and 6th
grade Mass
Sun. Mar. 1—9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM
Sun. Mar. 1 – TEEN Mass at 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Mar. 4—K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM and 5th
grade Mass
Mar. 8-11th – No CCE Classes Spring Break
Sun. Mar. 15 —9th & 10th grade CCE classes 9-10:15 AM;
10th grade attend 10:30 AM Mass
Wed. Mar. 18 — K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7:30 PM and 4th
grade Mass
Sat. Mar. 21 – Confirmation at 4 PM in Church
Wed. Mar. 25 — K-8/RCIC CCE classes 6:15-7 PM; Stations of
the Cross for all Classes at 7:15 PM in Church
Sun. Mar. 29 — NO CCE classes
Sun. Mar. 29 – Drive-Thru-Stations of the Cross
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ST. MARY’S SCHOOL NEWS
By Erica Lopez, Director of Development
Greetings all! This quarter is a
busy and rewarding time for St.
Mary’s Catholic School with
many of our past successful annual events coming up again and
spring being just around the corner.
looking to start their child in St. Mary’s kindergarten.
Look for more information in the church bulletin.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Come celebrate Catholic Schools Week with us!
We will have a Divine Mercy and Stations of the
Cross (8th grade “Live”) at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February, 27th.
Catholic Schools Week Calendar/Schedule of
Events for St. Mary’s Catholic School, West:
January 25, 2015 Alumni Breakfast at the Parish Center
January 26, 2015 City of West Mayor’s Proclamation at
Good Morning St. Mary’s assembly in the school
gym (8:00 a.m.)
January 27, 2015 Muffins with Mom (during school
breakfast time, 7:30-7:50 a.m.)
January 28, 2015 Parent/Grandparent Luncheon (11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
January 29, 2015 Donuts with Dad (during school
breakfast time, 7:30-7:50 a.m.)
January 30, 2015 Catholic Schools Week Special Mass
with Rosary 8:15 a.m.
January 31, 2015 Chili-Stew Supper, School Mass and
Talent Show, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Ash Wednesday, February 18th, St. Mary’s School
will observe a Divine Mercy, Bury Alleluia at 2:30
p.m. and a silent lunch dedication in the cafeteria.
St. Mary’s will host its annual Pre-K/Kindergarten
Roundup event Thursday evening, February 19th at
7:00 p.m. for potential 4K/K students to join our prekinder program as well as information for families
In celebration of our 115 year school anniversary, St.
Mary’s Catholic School will have a special Mass with
the Bishop on Tuesday, February, 24th (time TBA).
There will also be a Divine Mercy and Mass at 8:15
a.m. on March 6th, March 20th (with Stations, 2:00
p.m.), and March 27th (with Stations, 2:00 p.m.)
SPORTS
Basketball games are now in session. Please contact
the school for the next game scheduled. (Games vary,
depending on which grade level and if boy’s or girl’s
team.)
EARLY RELEASES/ HOLIDAY CLOSURES
SCHEDULED
SMS is closed January 5th for a staff in-service. Students return from the Christmas holiday on Tuesday,
January 6th to start the 4th 6-week period. The next
early releases (Pre-K and Kindergarten dismissing at
12:15 and grades 1st-8th dismissing at 12:30) on:
January 30th/PTC Staff Luncheon,
February 20th (end of 4th 6 weeks), and
March 6th for Spring Break.
Spring Break is the week of March 9th to the 13th with
students returning on Monday, March 16th.
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL LOVE RUN
St. Mary’s School is having a 5K and 1 mile Fun Run SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9:00 am. The run will begin
and end at the school. Entry fees are: $10 students, $15 St. Mary’s Alumni, $20 Mail In/Hand In, $25 Late
Registration/Day of Race. Entry fee includes long sleeve race shirt and refreshments after the race including sausage
wraps, fresh fruit, hot chocolate, etc. Entry forms can be picked up at the school office or downloaded on the school
website at www.stmaryswest.com. Entry forms are due by February 1st. Please contact Joanna Rogers at
[email protected] or Mandy Kutscherousky at [email protected] for questions. This run will be in honor of
all alumni of St. Mary’s School to celebrate our 115th Anniversary. See you at the run!
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January—March Issue 2015
KJZT Society #11
Happy New Year from everyone at KJZT #11
I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way
with our November bake sale. It was a success.
I would also like to thank all who continue to contribute to the food pantry. The pantry is always in need
of peanut butter, cereal, Hamburger Helper and
canned meats. All donations are welcome.
The Christmas party was held at St. Martin’s Hall on
December 14. At the meeting preceding the party, we
held elections of new officers. Officers for 2015 are:
Father Paul Hudson, Chaplin; Mary Kallus, President;
Helen Rauschuber, Vice-President; Theresa Plsek,
KJZT Juniors #11
By President Mary Kallus
Secretary; and Joyce Nors, Treasurer. The pre-Easter bake
sale was brought up for discussion as to what project would
benefit from half of the proceeds. The other half is to support our scholarship program. The half that is dedicated to
a project is matched by the Catholic Family Fraternal. A
motion was made and approved to donate this to the youth
group which will be raising money to attend the World
Youth Day held in Poland in 2016.
The January meeting will be held on the 11th after the
7:30 a.m. Mass. The pre-Easter bake day will be held
March 28th at the Parish Center.
by Theresa Plsek
The KJZT juniors will install their new officers at the January 11th meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Center. Installation will be at 4:00 pm followed by a meeting. The officers for 2015 are: President – Nathan (Tiger) Chupik; Vice-President – Coleman Wolf; Secretary – Mikayla Kaluza; Treasurer – Nicolas Hovde and Reporter –
Cameron Wolf. Betty Kostecka, who was the Junior Director, is retiring after 20 years and Sherri Zacharias
will be the new Junior Director. We want to thank Betty Kostecka for her many years of service.
There will be no meeting in February. There will be a meeting on March 8 th at the St. Mary’s Parish Center
and after the meeting, juniors will start making corsages for the women who were former residents of the West
Rest Haven. If the residents are not back in the West nursing home, we will see that the corsages are delivered
to them before Mother’s Day. On March 28th we will be helping with the bake sale.
West Knights of Columbus 2305
By Grand Knight Allan Kubacak
Happy New Year!!!
Hard to believe another year has flown by. I trust everyone had a Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for
the New Year.
Things have slowed down now that the holidays are over. The KC’s are sponsoring a basketball
Free Throw Contest on Sunday, January 11th, at the St. Mary’s Gym. All girls and boys ages 9-14
are encouraged to participate. Registration will begin at 2:00 PM and competition to begin at 2:30
PM. Winners advance to District competition and from there, Diocesan and then State. So come
out and show off your free throw skills.
Lenten fish fries are still in planning stages. Watch the bulletin and the West News for details.
As always Council meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. All members are encouraged
to attend and participate in the activities of the Council. It is your Council and your input is valuable. We
usually have a meal after the meetings so please join in.
The Good News
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Society of St. Vincent dePaul
By Cheryl Hoelscher, President
As temperatures dropped and the winter weather caused utility bills to rise, calls for assistance to the local Conference of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul increased. Members
have been busy visiting homes and providing prayers and assistance for families and the elderly.
Our parishioners have continued to be very generous in their donations each month when the Black Bag is
passed among the pews. Please remember, as Father Paul explained, to reach for the black bag and pass it to
the next person in the pew and say a little prayer for the needy as you pass it along. Your prayers are needed.
During the last quarter of the calendar year, our Conference paid over $8,743 in utilities, rent, temporary
lodging, and food while collecting $7,121 from our Black Bag collections and additional donations from
members and parishioners.
Another very successful project, thanks to the contributions of our parishioners, was the Christmas Meal in a
Bag project. We gave out over 50 blue plastic and re-usable bags with a list of specific items needed to provide
a wonderful Christmas meal and were over-whelmed by the generosity of so many of you!! The families who
received the Christmas Meal Bags, along with a dozen eggs and a ham or turkey, were very thankful. I especially want to thank our Secretary Candace for organizing the project and the teams that spent the Saturday
before Christmas delivering the many bags.
If you are interested in becoming a Vincentian, please call me at 826-3481. We are in need of more members
that are able to assist with family visits and answering the SVdP cell phone. The more helping hands we have,
the lighter the load.
If you would like to schedule a Home Visit to investigate resources and assistance available, please call 254297-9190 on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 AM and 6 PM. You may leave a voice-mail message, if you call
outside the hours of operation and a Vincentian will call you back when available.
D. C. C. W. News
By Evelyn Petter
The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is gearing up for the winter and early spring months with several meetings
and our convention. The Austin DCCW Board meeting will be held January 13th at Holy Trinity Parish in Llano.
Dianne Friend, Fr. Paul, and myself attend these board meetings and bring back information to our local DCCW
group.
The Northern Council of Catholic Women will have their quarterly meeting on February 11th at St. Joseph's Hall in
West and will be hosted by the ladies of Assumption Parish. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and I urge ladies
from our parish to attend and see what DCCW is all about. We have a business meeting first and lunch is served following the meeting. Fr. Paul is the Spiritual Advisor for the Northern Council and we have a good representation at
our meetings from the West ladies. Quarterly meetings are also hosted by St. John's, Waco; St. Mary's, Waco; Sacred
Heart, Waco; and St. Francis, Waco.
The DCCW convention will be held April 20—21st in Killeen at the Shiloh Hotel. Since the convention is nearby, I
hope many ladies from West can attend the convention. Watch for more information about the convention as it becomes available in the church bulletin.
May all of you have a Happy and Blessed New Year!
Reminder: If you missed having your group or organizations latest information in this Newsletter,
please mark your calendar now so your events can be included in the Spring 2015 Newsletter.
Please send articles or calendar dates to [email protected] by March 15, 2015
or you may call Cheryl Hoelscher at 254-826-3481
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January—March Issue 2015
SCOUTING NEWS
Submitted by Life Scout Taylor Marek, Troop Scribe
On behalf of me and our troop, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. This is a time to reflect upon the past
twelve months and look forward to the next twelve. Resolutions are a way to guide each one of us into a positive direction toward
a goal. Many scouts, including myself, have started something only to have it lost as hurdles get in the way of the progress towards that goal. However, by working together as a team with support and encouragement from other scouts and our community,
I feel that we can be successful in reaching whatever goals we set for ourselves.
We would like to invite you all to “Like” our Official Facebook Page, West Boy Scout Troop 494. This is an excellent way to
keep up to date with current events and troop activities. We continue adding photos of our events to our page so that the community can follow our scouting adventures.
Troop 494 was recently notified that we have the opportunity for a Philmont Trek in July 2016. A Trek Crew is made up of 12
people- 2 Adults and 10 Scouts who are the age of 14-18. We will again start our monthly Hamburger Sack Lunches in the
Spring to help the kids earn their way. More details to follow in the next newsletter.
ADVANCEMENTS
Congratulations to our Scout Advancements
EAGLE – Cody Kraemer
2nd CLASS Rank – Braxson Warren
LIFE Rank – Taylor Marek, Nickolai Galuppo, Nathan Galuppo
1st CLASS Rank – Jeremiah Gunter, Chris Moyer
TENDERFOOT Rank – Ryson Maddox
List of Merit Badges and Awards earned:
ART – Nicholas Allnutt, Parker Bernsen, Ryson Maddox
AVIATION – Nathan Galuppo
CAMPING – Cody Kraemer
CHESS – Parker Bernsen, Clayton Fleck, Nathan Galuppo, Braxson Warren
CITIZENSHIP in the COMMUNITY – Cody Kraemer
CITIZENSHIP in the NATION – Timothy Wools
CITIZENSHIP in the WORLD – Jake Woosley
COOKING – Cody Kraemer
DOG CARE – Patrick Chirhart
ELECTRONICS – Clayton Fleck, Braxson Warren
ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE – Cody Kraemer
GENEALOGY – Dalton Ferguson
LAW – Nicholas Allnutt, Ryson Maddox
PERSONAL FITNESS – Cody Kraemer
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT – Taylor Marek
REPTILE STUDY – Nicholas Allnutt, Patrick Chirhart, Jesse Corvin, Ryson Maddox, Sergio Silva, Jake Woosley
TRAFFIC SAFETY – Patrick Chirhart
VETERINARY MEDICINE – Nicholas Allnutt, Ryson Maddox
WORLD CONSERVATION AWARD – Cody Kraemer
UPCOMING EVENTS
Troop meetings every Tuesday night from 7-8:00 p.m. during the winter at the Scout Hut.
Jan 5 – Boy Scouts Adult leader’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. @ Scout Hut
Jan 13 – Patrol Elections
Aluminum Can Recycle
Jan 20 – Court of Honor @ West Community Center 7 p.m.
@ South lawn of City
Jan 23-25 – Winter Freeze-O-Ree @ Jim Braley Scout Camp
Hall
Feb 2 – Boy Scouts Adult leader’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. @ Scout Hut
From
9
am—Noon
on
Feb 8 – Scout Sunday at St. Mary’s Church
Feb 16 – Presidents Day, Boy Scouts post “Old Glory”
Jan 3rd, Feb 7th, &
Mar 7th
Feb 20 – Service project assist KJT with Fish Fry Fundraiser
Feb 28 – Klondike Derby @ Camp Tahuaya
Mar 2 – Boy Scouts Adult leader’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. @ Scout Hut
Mar 7 – Hamburger Sack Sales 11 am until 1:30 pm @ Scout Hut
Mar 20 – 22 Advancement Camp at Camp Schular @ Lake Whitney
The Good News
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West, Texas 76691
Permit No. 24
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Remember to check out our Parish Website
Various organizations have contributed data about their groups, so you can find out what time your group
will be meeting, read the latest bulletin, Parish newsletter, CDA newsletter, Lector/Server Schedule, find
Mass times and much more—including links to other organizations webpages.
If your parish organization would like to have information added to our website, please contact the Rectory.
We’re on the Web
www.assumptionwest.org
Remember to pull-out the Calendar page in the center and post on your frig
so you don’t miss any of our Church events!